Ex-Playboy Model Wants to Speak About Alleged Relationship With President Trump


Karen McDougal attends Playboy's Super Saturday Night Party at Sagamore Hotel on February 6, 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida.

The first involves former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who detailed her alleged affair with Trump more than a decade ago in an eight-page, handwritten document provided to the New Yorker last month. The contract, according to the Journal, did not require the Enquirer to run the story and required McDougal's silence.

Clifford is also trying to break out of a non-disclosure agreement and related lawsuits are flying back and forth between her, Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen and, as of last week, Trump himself. She additionally accused her own lawyer at the time of joining their efforts to mislead her about the nature of the deal. The move is described as a "catch and kill" as the chief executive of the company is said to be good friends with Donald.

McDougal is the latest woman to take legal action over an agreement restricting her from speaking out about an alleged relationship with the president prior to his time in government.

President Trump has denied affairs with both women.

The suit says McDougal hired lawyer Keith Davidson in 2016, just after Trump had secured the Republican presidential nomination.

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Sources told the Daily News that McDougal was "fielding multiple offers" before she signed the agreement with the National Enquirer. She filed suit so she can speak publicly about her claims.

In the lawsuit, McDougal claimed she and Trump engaged in a 10-month extramarital "romantic relationship" in 2006 and 2007, a time period that overlaps with his alleged affair with adult film actress Stormy Daniels. "This was meant to jumpstart her career".

"A quarter billion dollar company posing as a media organization systematically intimidated and silenced Karen McDougal in order to achieve its political and financial ends, and she will no longer be quiet", Peter Stris, Founding Partner Stris & Maher, said. "Through efforts including the collusion of her own lawyer, AMI has consistently deceived and manipulated Mr. McDougal through an illegitimate contract". The objective of the lawsuit is to "restore" Karen McDougal's right to "her own voice", Stris wrote in an email to the Times.

She claims she had an affair with Trump in 2006.